Baylor student send-off picnic set for August 15 in Belton

Morris Morris BELTON—The annual Baylor Student Send-off Picnic will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at Cathedral Oaks Event Center, 1312 Waco Road in Belton. This event is sponsored each year by the Central Texas Baylor Alumni and the Parents League of Baylor University, according to league president Pam Dial Taylor.

Al l incoming freshmen, transfers, current students and their parents are invited. Their tickets are paid for by the Parents League, but reservations have to be made by Aug. 9. All Baylor fans, whether alumni or not, are invited.

Guest speaker will be John Morris, “ Voice of the Baylor Bears.” Having completed his 27th season overall broadcasting Baylor Bear Football, the 2013-14 school year will be the 19th in his role as the signature voice of Baylor Athletics.

Officially, he is Baylor’s Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcasting following in the footsteps of legendary Baylor announcer Frank Fallon. The 53-year old Morris worked alongside Fallon for eight years on the Baylor football broadcasts (1987-1995) and his duties now include play-byplay for Baylor football and men’s basketball in addition to daily Baylor and Big 12 programming and the daily “John Morris Show” on flagship station ESPN in Waco. Broadcasting many other Baylor sports events, he also co-hosts the award winning weekly TV show, “Inside Baylor Sports.”

He graduated from Baylor in 1980, worked 15 years as TV sports anchor and Sports Director on KWTX-TV before moving to the Baylor post.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, he graduated with honors from Danville High School. A proud father of three, he is married to the former Terri Melton, 1985 Baylor graduate. They are parents of Meagan (24), Baylor grad, Maddie (19), Baylor freshman and M. J. (16).

Reservations may be made online at off/temple or by calling Pam Dial Taylor at 254-760-8855 and paying at the door. All tickets for alumni and Baylor fans are $35 each, but all incoming students, current students and their parents are free. Reservation deadline is Aug. 9.

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